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Unique bacterial chemist in the war on potatoes

In fertile farm soils where potatoes grow, Streptomyces scabies bacteria wage war using chemicals related to explosives and pesticides.

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Rare fungus product reduces resistance to antibiotics

Microorganisms, among them fungi, are a natural and rich source of antibiotic compounds. A team from the Vetmeduni Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna succeeded ...

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Researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in test tube

(—There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life on ...

Wed 30 Jan 13 from

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New artificial enzyme safer for nature

Perilous and polluting industrial processes can be made safer with enzymes. But only a short range of enzymes have been available for the chemical industry.

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New research sheds light on how aged wine gets its aroma

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the formation of compounds that give aged wines their sought-after aroma.

Mon 29 Aug 16 from

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New process improves catalytic rate of enzymes by 3,000 percent

Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products.

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Researchers determine structure of intermediate form of unique enzyme


( -- Montana State University chemists have determined the structure of an intermediate form of a unique enzyme that participates in some of the most fundamental reactions in biology.

Mon 26 Apr 10 from

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Chinese medicine yields secrets: Atomic mechanism of 2-headed molecule derived from Chang Shan shown

The mysterious inner workings of Chang Shan—a Chinese herbal medicine used for thousands of years to treat fevers associated with malaria—have been uncovered thanks to a high-resolution structure ...

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2 in 1: Multi-tasking protein provides new approaches for anti-tuberculosis drugs

In a paper published today in PNAS, scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg, Germany, reveal new insights into the workings of enzymes from a group of bacteria ...

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Remarkable enzyme points the way to reducing nitric acid use in industry

An enzyme in the bacterium that causes potato scab could help create new, environmentally-benign biocatalysts with the potential to cut use of the highly corrosive chemical nitric acid.

Fri 21 Sep 12 from

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